And It Was Summertime

Podmore, Audrey

Duration

5m 00s

Publisher

The Full Pitcher Music Resources

Composed

2000

Instrumentation

String Ensemble

Scoring

2 vn, va, vc

Availability

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About the work

This piece was inspired by the poem ‘Summer in England, 1914’ by Alice Meynell. The wonderful summer of 1914, a season of seemingly unprecedented loveliness, was a cruel irony for someone with a loved one engulfed in the horrors of the front line. It could only be borne as a symbol of a greater, spiritual, beauty.

Technical notes

Sustained quiet playing is required, and all the instruments have solo material. The piece is contrapuntal with modal inflections, with the harmonies deriving from the movement of the melodic lines.